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Development Contacts

Director of Development:
Stacy Ridenour
sridenour@sarasotaopera.org
941-366-8450, ext. 246

Development Officer:
Stephen Fancher
sfancher@sarasotaopera.org
941-366-8450, ext. 231

Executive and Development Assistant:
Jane Levy
jlevy@sarasotaopera.org
941-366-8450 ext. 538

Senior Manager, Special Events & Sponsorship:
Jennifer Simms
jsimms@sarasotaopera.org
941-366-8450, ext. 402

Campaign and Database Officer:
Claire Ryan
cryan@sarasotaopera.org
941-366-8450, ext. 416

Individual Giving Administrator:
Brenda Tamm
btamm@sarasotaopera.org
941-366-8450, ext. 250

Sarasota Opera
Development Department
61 N. Pineapple Avenue
Sarasota, FL 34236

2016-2017 Season Donor Benefits

Donors receive all benefits of their giving level, plus all benefits of lower giving levels.

$25,000 and up (Season Co-Producer)
• Photo recognition in the program book and on surtitle screens for all operas

• A private dinner party with principal artists
• All benefits listed below

$5,000 - $24,999 (Co-Producer)
• Access to the McCorkle Lounge on the 3rd floor of the Opera House
• The opportunity to co-produce a different opera for each $5,000 gift increment (one opera at  $5,000, two operas at $10,000, and so on).
• Photo recognition in the program book and on surtitle screens, corresponding with opera selection.
• A private dinner onstage, and more!
• All benefits listed below

STAR Levels:

$3,000 - $4,999 (Benefactor)
• One McCorkle Lounge guest pass (admits two people)
• Photo in the Winter Program book
• All benefits listed below

$2,000 - $2,999  (Ambassador)
• Two admissions to the Dress Rehearsals of three Winter 2017 productions
• Invitation to Season Announcement Event (New benefit coming in Spring of 2017)
• All benefits listed below

$1,250 - $1,999 (Regent)
• Two admissions to the Dress Rehearsal of two Winter 2017 productions
• Reception in McCorkle Lounge with Principal Artists after the Artists Choice Concert
• Opera Club membership membership discount*
• All benefits listed below

$500 - $1249 (Associate)
• Two admissions to the Dress Rehearsal of one Winter 2016 production
• Invitation to lecture and Q&A conversations with Maestro Victor DeRenzi -
 New Benefit!
• All benefits listed below

$350 - $499 (Patron)
• STAR Lapel Pin
• Two complimentary admissions to a "Meet the Artist" program -
 New Benefit!
• All benefits listed below

$250 - $349 (Sustainer)
• Invitation to the STAR Coffee and Lecture
• All benefits listed below

$150 - $249 (Sponsor)
 Your Name Listed in the Program Book
• All benefits listed below

$75 - $149 (Donor)
• Complimentary Subscription to Sarasota Opera’s Libretto Newsletter
• Invitation to the Apprentice Welcome Concert

     *Should you take advantage of the Opera Club discount, an additional $250 would not be deductible


Donate now!

Ticket sales cover less than half the cost of producing world-class opera.

For more information or to donate, please contact Sarasota Opera’s Development Department at (941) 366-8450 

Or mail your contribution to:

Sarasota Opera, Development Dept,
61 N. Pineapple Avenue, Sarasota, FL 34236.

You can make a difference! Make a secure online donation today!

The Sarasota Opera Association, Inc., a not-for-profit, tax-exempt corporation, acknowledges all contributions as tax-deductible less the value of any good or services received. A copy of the official registration and financial information may be obtained from the division of consumer services by calling toll-free 1-800-435-7352 within the state or visiting www.800helpfla.com. Registration does not imply endorsement, approval or recommendation by the state. Registration number CH429